Man’s gun discharges inside CVS after another man tried to steal money from him, police say

ATLANTA — Police said a man trying to steal money from another man led to a shooting inside a southwest Atlanta CVS.

It happened inside the store in the 2400 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW around 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Channel 2′s Dave Huddleston spoke with police, who told him that one man asked another if he could use his phone while waiting in line inside the store.

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That’s when police said the man who lent the phone noticed that the other man was trying to send himself money using a cash sharing app.

Investigators said the men got into a fight and the victim’s gun accidentally discharged.

“The victim did have a gun and at some point, the gun discharged and the victim was shot with the gun that appears discharged accidentally,” police told Huddleston.

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